Dumber and Dumber — I Changed My Mind Mr. Police Officer, I Didn’t Kill Her, It Was Suicide
(Daily Mail) — A man charged with stabbing his mother to death called police to say he had committed the crime, then changed his mind and called back saying she had ‘committed suicide’.
Jonathan Schwartz, 41, made the bizarre calls shortly before his philanthropist mother, 67-year-old Barbara, was discovered dead in her 85th street, New York apartment on Saturday.
Speaking to the New York Daily News, a source close to the investigation said: ‘He [Schwartz] calls 911 and says he killed his mother. He calls again and says, ‘No, she committed suicide.”
Mrs Schwartz’s body was found with multiple stab wounds to her neck and torso.
She shared her up market apartment - just minutes from Central Park - with her unemployed son and husband Burt Fischler.
Speaking to the Daily News Mr Fischler said: ‘I have no comment right now.’
There were no records of police ever being called to the apartment and it was still unclear what sparked the attack.
Speaking to the Daily News, a relative said Schwartz often tried to get cash from his wealthy mother.
He said: ‘He’s had disputes with his mom over the years.’
Barbara Schwartz - head of Weiden Schwartz Fischler Family Foundation - inherited her wealth from her late father.
The relative added: ‘She [Barbara] did not have an easy time with her children.
‘Jonathan wasn’t working. He was spoiled.’